Bill Manci

About Bill Manci

Bill Manci, president of FTA, Inc., created the company in 1982 after receiving his formal training in zoology and fisheries science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and after a six-year career in aquaculture and fisheries science research. Bill and his team have worked on many types of fish farming and commercial fishing projects throughout the U.S.A. and the world. Bill also has published more than 300 technical and popular articles on the subjects of aquaculture, fish farming, and fishing, and served as an expert witness in aquaculture and fisheries-related litigation. Bill worked closely with Dr. Loren Cordain during the 2000’s when Loren began to write his popular books on the Paleo Diet. Bill developed the original Paleo Diet website, among other things, which helped Loren to interact with the public that was growing an insatiable appetite for information about his Paleo Diet concepts and ideas relative to human nutrition and our genetic predispositions.

Is Red Meat Bad For You? New Study Says No

“The potentially unhealthful effects of eating red meat are so small that they may be of little clinical significance for many people.” That quote from a recent New York Times article1, and attributed to a recent dietary guideline published in the Annals of Internal Medicine2 certainly will get some attention. While followers of The Paleo Diet® have known for a long time that “There’s beef, and then there’s beef,”—meaning lean, grass-fed, unprocessed beef is good for you, and fatty, unprocessed or processed beef certainly is not—this new story about beef is quite a revelation for many readers in the general

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Can fish production save us from ourselves?

Anyone concerned about climate change should pay attention…and that means you…and you…and you too! Yes, we all must be concerned about climate change, regardless of whether it is a result of natural climatic cyclicality, or because of human activity. OK, I’m going to get off of the fence on this one and say it’s man-made—caused by human activities. I usually try to stay neutral because I’m not a climatologist. But, as a scientist, I am compelled by recent evidence that strongly suggests the contribution of greenhouse gases to global warming and climate change. And this problem is only accentuated by

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A great debate of our time: should I choose wild or farmed fish?

When I began my career in fisheries science 43 years ago, I had no idea a major debate over where we get our fish from would be as contentious as it has become.   Admittedly, I was drawn to the important questions of our future food supplies and the role fish would play in that future.  So, I ask here the burning question.  Should we buy fish sourced from the wild or from farms—also known as aquacultured fish?  Facts and science can lead us to an answer.  If I know only one thing, I know this: the best way to analyze this question is objectively, using facts and science as the basis

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Going Beyond the “Beyond Burger”: Do you really know what’s behind the craze and the glittery curtain?

When the stock of the meat-alternative company Beyond Meat (symbol BYND) debuted on the NASDAQ stock exchange on May 2, 2019, there were immediately high expectations.  Optimism for the company founders and their ambitions were being fueled by the high demand by some consumers for alternatives to traditional animal-based types of protein.  Beyond Meat representatives and their stock underwriters were not disappointed.  By the end of the first day of trading, the stock had climbed from $25 per share to an amazing price of $65.75—an astronomical one-day gain of 163 percent!  As a long-time stock market observer, I can confidently say this type of

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